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THE OMAHA I DAILY BEE.
TWENTIETH YEAR. OKAHA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 18 , 1890 , NUMBER 159 ,
SNH CUBIST OF THE INDIANS ,
A Ornze Among the Eedskins Liable to Ee-
suit in Trouble.
STRANGE STORY OF APOSTLE PORCUPINE ,
lie Buys the Now Messiah It an Advo
cate of Pence and Harmony ,
Dill ( lie Inicndliir } Indiana
Are Not Suited.
Nov. 17. General Miles , accom
panied by Colon el Corbln , i-cturncd this mornIng -
Ing from St. Louis , where ho yesterday had
a consultation with Secretary of War Proc
tor , concerning the alleged Indian trouble In
the northwest. Colonel Corbln said today
there is no doubt If the Indians were to do-
eWe upon an outbreak they could ilo much
barm. Thcyhnvoan abundance of rifles nnd
ammunition , plenty of horses and u largo sup
ply of incut. IJut winter is coming on and
thooflicerp hardly think thorn is any Immedi
ate danger of an outbreak.
Colonel Corbln said the stories of
the evacuation of districts by settlers In
North Dakota are overdrawn. There may ho
some fearful residents who , fearing redskins ,
may have left their homes , hut the stories of
wholesale evacuations is Absolutely without
foundation.Vohavomade , " hosald , "acarc-
ful estimate of the number affected by the
Messiah craze and there uro tu all not to ex
ceed 30.000 Indians. Of this number , perhaps
one-fifth nro able-bodied warriors and one-
half , or 15,000 , could bear arms. Such a
body , of course , could do much harm If their
movements wore not properly arrested , but
wo have taken measures to intercept any out
' General Miles han received from the post
adjutant at Tort Ouster , Montana , the report
of Lieutenant Ilobinson , who carefully in
vestigated tbo new religious craze nt
Cl.Jycnno agency. Ills talks were principally
with "Porcupine , " the npostlo of the new
religion among the Uhcyonncs nnd with -'Big
Beaver , " who accompanied "Porcupine" on
his visit to the new Chrht nt Walker lake ,
Nevada , lust year. Porcupine told him there
were several hundred Indians at Walker
lake nt that tune , including representatives
of tbo Choyennes. Sioux , Arapahoes ,
Orosvcntrcs , Utes , Navuoes ] , Sheepeaters ,
Bannocks and other tribes bo did not know.
Ho ( Porcupine ) Ilrst heard ot this new
Christ at Arapuhoo agency , Wyo. , whoroho
nnd some other Chovcancs visited last fall.
An Arapahoe who had been to Uio southwest
ern country In 1888 told thorn about It. Porcupine
cupine and others were much interested and
determined to see this novf Messiah. They
wont on from point to point , traveling some
times by railroad and sometimes by ponies or
wagons. Porcupine insists that tbo teach
ings of the now Christ wore In the interests
of pence and good order nnd industry on the
part of the Indians.
. Lieutenant Hoblnson asked him how It was
1 then that certain Indian tribes had made the
new doctrine the basis for neglecting their
crops , Indulging in de-moralizing dances nnd
even in disorder. Porcupine replied that
nearly nil the Indians who had gone to bear
this new Christ with him had gene hoping to
hear him preach some incendiary doctrine.
They wore disappointed nt hearing the now
creed required them to simply work and bc-
Imvo themselves and concluded on their re
turn homo not to relate strictly
what had been told them , butte
to preach doctrines moro agreeable to the
"Theso men. " said Porcupine to the lieu
tenant , "aro nil liars , nnd they nro responsi
ble for any trouble that occurs not the new
Messiah. " Porcuplnocltod ono case-in point ,
of a Sioux warrior whom ho hoard of but did
not know. This man preached that the now
Christ told thorn to believe In bis religion ,
/ which gnvo the Indians a charmed lifoagalnst
> the whites. From this arose insolence and
Lieutenant Robinson obtained from Henry
Heed , nu Arapahoe interpreter , an intulligen t
half-breed , Information , which , If true , would
establish the identity of the so-
called new Messiah. Heed says he
a Pah Ute Indian named
ihn Johnson , very intelligent but not nu ed
ucated man. This man lives on the Walker
lake reservation wlioro the other Indiana
claim to have scon the now Chrbt. Itced ro-
jiortsthat the Arnnahoos are much excited
v ever the doctrine nndthutmany of them have
oven torn down their houses nnd sold the
jogs. Heed says the ugent and the police
Lave entirely lost control over them.
Prom nil Lieutenant Hoblnson could learii
Poreuplno's Influence has been constantly ex
erted for good , nnd m tlio line of what he
claimed tno new Messiah told him
in contradistinction to the preachings
of other redskin missionaries. Appended tc
the lieutenant's statement Is the statement ol
Porcupine , ns written down by Kobinson
with tbo aid of an interpreter. It is a lengthy
one , describing In detail how ho Ilrst heard
ot the now Christ and various stages of the
Journey of himself and companions together.
Ho said : "Tho people at points
where the new Christ was , seemeil
nil good people though ot many
tribes. There was no fighting 01
drinking. The chiefs of tbo homo tribe
brouglit word from the Messiah to renuh :
fourteen days in camp , when ho would come
nnd bring thorn something to out like a bit
wldto nut. Finally ono morning hundreds
of people gathered near Walker's Lake
ngency In n great ring and before sundowi
more i > eoplo cnmo , dressed In whlto men's
clothes , although mostly Indians , and the
Christ was with them. Ho was uot so darli
us an Indian nor so light as a white man. He
Imd no beard , but very heavy eyebrows. He
was dressed llko a whlto man , excepting he
had on mocciisins. Ho commenced our dance
everybody Joining iu nnd the Christ slnglngi
Wo danced till latb at night , when hn told us
wo had enough. I had heard that Christ hat
been crucified , " said Porcupine , "nnd I saw u
scar on this man's wrist and on his face.
"Next evening wo assembled again ; he
ung , then trembled violently nnd then la\
down , apparently dead , while wo danced nil
night. Next morning ho sat down and talkoi
with us. sayings ! am the man who made
everything you see around you. I have beer
to heaven and have scon my own father nne
mother. In the beginning , after God made the
ciirjtli , they sent mo back to tench the people
but the people were afraid of mo nnd treat ec
mo badly. This is what tbov did to me
( showing the scars ) . I found my cbjldrer
were bad , so I went back to heaven and lof i
them. I told thorn In so many hundred o :
years I would come back to see thorn. Mj
father told mo the earth was getting old niu
worn out and the people getting bud and tha
I was to renew ovor.rth.lug ns it used to b <
nnd make It bettor1' '
Porcupine added : "Tho Christ said nil th <
flpad.woro to bo resurrected ; that they won
nil to como back to earth and that ns thi
earth was too small for all no\v ho would d ,
nwuy with heaven nnd make earth Itscl
largo enough to contain all. Ho spoke to 111
nboit ) lighting and said It wns bud and tha
we must keep from It ; that the earth was ti
bo all good hereafter ; that womust bo friend
with ono another. Ho tola us not to quarro
or strike or flpht or shoot ono another ; tlm
whites nnd Indians were to bo all ono people
Ho said If any man disobeyed what ho or
dcrcd his trlbo would bo wiped from the fnci
, of the earth. Wo must believe everything hi
Bidd and bo would know our thoughts um
actions. 110 matter In what part of the work
wo might bo. I thought all ho said was good,1
added Porcupine. "When I got hack , 1 knev
wypcoplo were bad and had heard nothlni
of this , * o I got them together and told thoii
of it and warned them to listen for their owi
good , I told them Just what I have tel <
you bore today. If you think I am no
tolling the truth you can go and uoMhis mai
- yourself. I will go with you and I wouli
like some ol my people , who doubt mo , to gi
too. The Christ talked to us in all our re
spcctlvo languages. You can see him ii
your sleep any time you want , if you hav >
Plica mot nnd shaken hands with hhu. "
JLlou tenant Heblusou , tu partial corrcbora
tion of the story that Pah Ute Johnson Is
the Messiah rof6rrcd to , sliys Heed told him
Johnson hni tmtoo marks or. his wrists. Ho
ls < iulto wealthy In horses and cattle ,
Terrorized Dnknlniif , Pico from Iho
Followornortlic New Messiah.
MINNEAPOLIS , Minn , , Nov. 17. Settlers
'rom ' every direction oomo in and report In
sults received from depredatory bands ofln-
llans armed to the teeth , The cltlzcni of
Unmlan have practically no arms nnd are
iclploss. During the day the entlro coin-
nunlty was tcrroil/ed. A settler named
Ardrom comes from ten miles out of town
uid states that six Indians nro camped near
nls place this morning. Ho told them to \ > o
careful of Ilro. They told him to mind his
own business and ominously tapped their
'Uiis. The same fellows this afternoon told
the friendly Sioux who live hero that
ihey belong to the army of
Iho Messiah ; were going down to take Fort
Lincoln nnd then burn und plltucro Mnndon
and kill the inhabitants. They said the Mos-
miH would lead the army and do not expect
to go out until spring , but when the Messiah
says "go , ' " they will go , even If In the depth
These and all other Indians traveling
through the country nro armed in au extra
ordinary way nnd loaded down with ammu
nition. Nothing but the Immediate appear
ance of troops will prevent nn uprising in the
Judgment of old Indian soldiers. A number
of women and children left tonight for Bis
marck and other points cast of the Missouri.
Xo Troops Ordt red Out.
CHICAGO , Nov. 17. [ Special Telegram to
Tun BKI : . ] Notwithstanding the fact that
nil sorts of rumors como from St. Paul , St ,
Louis , Lcavcnworth and other points of or
ders for movements of troops and counsels as
to methods of procedure , the ofilclals at head'
quarters of tbo division of the Missouri salt !
tills afternoon that there was absolutely
nothing new , nnd to the best of their knowl
edge no orders whatever had been given foi
the movement of troops. Ono oftlcer suld It
was very likely that orders had boor
( Illicitly given for overytuing to be
put in readiness for nn Instantaiv
cous movement in case of an cmergencj
nnd that , this leaking out. wns giving rise tc
the other rumors nttno different army posts ,
On receipt this cvcnvlng of news fron :
Omaha of activity Iu military circles the cor
respondent ot Tin : Bee went to General
Miles' hotel to enquire of the commander ol
the division of the Missouri if anvthlngnow
hud transpired. The general had , however ,
gene to bed and could notbq seen. Assistant
Adjutant General Corlin was found , bul
would merely say that ho had no Informa
tion of any orders having been Issued.
The Sioux Unonsy.
Hunox , S. D. , Nov. 17.-Speclal [ Telegram
to Tm : Bcc. ] General Thomas H. "Uuger ,
commander of the department of Dakota. ,
with Lieutenaut Woodruff , reached here this
afternoon from the Sioux reservation. Thej
report the Indians at the agencies visited n ;
quiet , but some of them , especially at Stand
Ing IJock , are somewhat uneasy because o :
the supposed coming of their Messiah. Ai
Pine Kldgo agency , whcro the Indians havi
been allowed to engage In ghost and othc :
dunces , there is much excitement but no prob
ability of nn outbreak. Agent Koycr prompt
ly advised the Indian bureau of affairs a
Pine Hidgo , and steps have been taken t <
prevent any uprising. Vigilant watch is
being kept and every precaution pobslbli
being used to prevent excitement. Genera
Uugcr does not thlnK the Intervention o
troops will bo necessary.
Gciinral IMIlch1 Reticence.
Cmc-vho , Nov. 17.--General Miles wai
ciucstioned in persgn this eventng and saldjh
' " '
parts "It would'tibumvlsVto" anyTh'ini
nt tli is time. Anything I might say would hi
telegraphed nil over tbo country and tomor
row would bo In the Indian camps. I havi
nothing to sny now beyond the fact that then
Is reason for grave apprehensions of troubl
with the Indians of tbo plains between thi
Missouri liver nnd tbo mountains. It ii
serious among nil the different Sioux camp :
numbering U7,000 men , ArnpahocsCheyennes
Sboshones and Comadches. "
"Can you say anvthingof your consultattoi
with Secretary Proctor ! "
"Certainly not , that is just the matte
about which it would bo most imprudent ti
The Xorth llnkota Indian Scare.
JM.vxmx , X D. , Nov. 17. Enough armct
Indlnus are now traveling about this scctloi
to run off all the cattle and kill half of thi
sottlci-s and u party of country cltizcni
is coming in from the south and begging thi
oflUinlstostlrup the authorities nt Washing
ton to take some action.
Tlio Troops Nitll ( (1.
CIICTENNK , Wyo. , Nov. 17 [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : Her. . ] Seven companies of thi
Seventeenth Infantry were ordered tonlgh
to bo ready to move on n moment's notice.
. HIE TJRJIMS OF
Tho" Barings Snld to Have Agreed t (
Go Into Uquiclntinn.
[ Copi/rfaftt / JSflO by Jaw * Go/itou / IlenHcM.1
Iioxnpx , Nov. 17. [ New York Horah
Cable Special to Tuc BEG. ] The worst 1
over in this city , nt least for the present , am
the Barings will not go to the wall for a fcv
days or months. But my Information Is tha
tbero will bo no house of Barings a few year
hence. I called ouLordUevelstokc , tbo'heai
of the Barings , today , Ills answer was
"Too busy ; cannot possibly see you. " Tin
refusal Is of no consequence , for though hi
could have given the details of the situation
they were obtainable elsewhere. They ar
as follows :
There Is no sentiment cast of Tempi
Day but that the Barings would have failei
but for tbo assistance of the Bank of Eng
land , Morgan & Co. , Marietta and others
Assistance was only given on th
terms of tboso who rendered il
These terms are that the Baring
go Into liquidation , nnd that tbo liquidator
bo those who prevented the failure , th
liquidation to consume thrco years , at thi
end of which period the Barings' immensi
business will have been absorbed by thi
liquidators. Assistance on these terms is no
wholly philanthropic. It is estimated thn
when the affairs of the firm are sottlci
1,000,000 , or moro will remain to the morn
There were many callers at Barings' ban !
today. Only tbo largest depositors sav
the head of the houso. 'They M
not loolt cheerful when callei
on , when wont away. The fecllni
In the city is much better. The beads of th
biggest houses say that the worst is ovci
hut experienced city men who do their ow
thinking are not so sure of thisr. They tea
that a ciash will como to mauy after a fei
Morgan today said : "Tho worst h as passct !
There Is a diminution of anxloty and an in
provcment of prices will follow. " Rapal I
Sons said : "Wo apprehend no failures of in
portanco. The mischief is confined to on
great flnn and others interested la Argentln
securities. Trade was never sounder and th
heavy fall of securities , particularly Amei
cans , has not caused a single linportan
failure ou the stock exchange. " Morton
Iiazc ft Co. believe that confidence will not b
-restored for a considerable time , but th
worst U over.
Russian Hank itotibers.
BT. PRTKusnuno , Nov. 17. The bank o
Dunaburg has boon robbed of money nn
valuables to the amount ol 180,000 roubles.
DUPED FROM THE \VINDO\VS \ \ ,
farrow Escape of the Quests in a Hotel
lira at Cambridge.
HE BUILDING AND CONTENTStONSUMED ,
'Irst and Second llrglmont Reunion
at I'lnttsinoutli A.
Accident - Other Ne
CAMnnmnn , Neb. , l ov. 17.-Special [ Tele
gram to TUB llnis.l Viro broke out In the
ftlco of the Cambridge house this morning
at 13:80 : which consumed the entire building
ml contents , The guests mid boarders
nvcd themselves by Jumping out of tbo windows
dews , but very few saved any of their-effects ,
nest of them just barely escaping in their
light rotes. The loss will amount to over
vl.OOO , with fJSOO , Insurance on the building
nnd furniture. Nothing was saved of any
consequence. Tbo house will probably bo
rebuilt nt nn early date.
Subscriptions nro being taken to put In a
lystcm of waterworks n d n flro company
s being formed to protect the elty from fur
ther ravages by ilro.
Tlio Reunion nt Plattsnnutli.
iATTSMouiir , Neb. , Oct. 24.Special [
Telegram to THE Bci : , ] The llrat annual
reunion of the survivors of the First nnd
ccond Nebraska regiments will bo held In
this city tomorrow and tbo two succeeding
days , Every preparation for the comfort
and amusement of the visitors has boon made
and the efforts of the Pluttsmouth t > oit and
citizens In general have been directed toward
.be repetition of the peed chcor mid jolllflca-
.ion of last February , when tbo gallant boys
11 blue mot together for the Drsttimo since
: ho war , In connection with the reunion n
grand fair and entertainment will bo held at
hich prizes aggregating $ } , UUO in value will
je dibtilbutcd. The proceeds of ttto fnlr will
bo contributed to the fund for the erection of
Lbo Grand Army of tlio licpublio memorial
to bo erected In this city.
The Proposed Alliance Contcir.
LINCOLN' , Nob. , Nov. 17. 1 Special Tele
gram to Tun Bui.J The alliance leaders
; icro are sending circulars broadcast among
; ho farmers appealing for money contribu
tions to carry on the proposed contest of
Boyd's election and tbo republicans elected
to the other cxecutlvo ofllces. The circulars
nro full of venom , charging fraud and collus
ion between the republican arid domacratlo
paitles to beat tbo alliance ticket. The decla
ration Is made that the entlro state ticket Is
to ho contested. Tlio circular is signed with
the names of Dech and other nlllanco leaders.
Street Car Improvements nt Rcntrlcc.
niivriucE , Neb. , Nov. 17. [ Special Tclo
fjnim toTin : BEE.I Tlio Beatrice rapid tran
sit and power company today began opera
tions ' 'oking to the early completion of nn
electric motor street car line on Sixth street
from Court street southward nnd ever into
tbo South Beatrice addition beyond the
river. The company promises to have the
line in active operation by Jnnnnryl , 1801.
The Glcnovcr street railway company Is nlso
building with a view to operating by electric
Shot mil Accident.
PiiEMOKTNov.1Wor. ! ' ft7. [ Speclal'Tele ?
gram to THE Ben. ] Pat Carey , BOH of John
Carey , a farmer of Pohocco precinct , Suun-
ders county , met with n serious accident
about noon yesterday. Ho was about to
leave homo on horseback , and in lifting n gun
from the ground by the muzzle , the gun was
accidentally discharged , the load passing
through tbo palm of his hand and mutilating
it so badly as to require an amputation above
The Gubernatorial Vote to Date.
LINCOLNNob. . , Nov. 17. [ Special Telegram -
gram toTiiBBr.i : . ] The returns for all the
counties excepting Mcrriek nro In , and , the
present footings for governor are as follows :
Uoyd , rO,7T4 : Powers , C'J,22J ; UlchnrJs ,
08,271. With the returns from Mcrrlok as
printed In Tuc Bcu , Boyd ha" ? 1,1M , plurality
ever Powers. The Butler county returns
were correct as printed in Tin : Bun. Doug
las was the other county heard from.
Assaulted n Woman.
NII.SONNeb. . , Nov. 17. ( Special Telegram
to TUB BKE. ] George Graves , n Syrian , has
been jailed bore for an assault on Mrs. ICemko
at Lawrence. Graves cpcaks only Arabic
and tbo hearing was prosecuted -under the
greatest difficulties. Ho was bound over to
alstrict court. Mrs. Komko Is suffering with
convulsions from her rough treatment.
New Claims Against the GohlgrnbriB.
FIIEMONT , Neb , , Nov. 17. ( Special Tele
gram to Tim BEE ] . Several now claims
against the firm of Goldgraber Brothers ,
which wns dosed by the sheriff Saturday ,
were filed today. The total amount of the
claims tiled to dnto is $1)0,100. ) It is believed
that the stock will fall several thousand dollars
lars short of paying out.
Shclton Gun Club Tournament.
SIIKLTON , Nob. , Nov. 17. [ Special to Tun
BCB. ] Extensive preparations are being
made for tbo first annual tournament of the
Shclton gun club , which will bo held in this
city on November 20 and 87. An excellent
programme has been arranged , and prominent
sportsmen Irom all over the states will bo
Dlsliop WortliliiRton'fi Dlocesixn Work.
AL.UIONNeb. . , Nov. 17.-Spcclnl [ to Tnu
BEK.J-Blshop Wortblngton is visiting this
portion of his diocese , and hold- confirmation
nt Cedar Hapids yostcrdry morningand drove
to Albion in the afternoon. Largo congrega
tions were in attendance. Ho wont to Norfolk
where ho was given a reception this evening.
Suicided After a Week's Marriage.
LINCOLN , Neb. . Nov. 17. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BKE. ] About n , week ago Alice
Kline was married to James Knler. Tonight
she had a quarrel with her husband and
took poison to end her trouble. She cannot
recover. Knler was arrested and a long
butcher tinlfo was found iu his possession.
Sudden Dentil ot a Pioneer.
HASTINGS , Nob. , Nov. 17. Special Tele
gram to TUB BEE.I Robert Tussoy , nt ooe
tlino county clerk nnd district court clerk for
Adams county , died very suddenly at the
Arlington hotel this evening. He was ono ol
the pioneers und a leading politician.
Mortgaged Mythical Property.
FHEMOXT , NOD. , Nov. 17. ( Special Tclo
gram to THE BEE. ] Deputy Sheriff Culp ol
O'Neill arrested J. P. Culp heio today anci
took him to O'Neill to answer to the charge
of Riving a chattel mortgage on'property
Which did uot exist.
Incendiarism nt Ueatrlco.
BKATJUCE , Neb. , Nov. 17. ( Special Tclo
gram to Tun BEB.I IMeMuhoa's plumbing
establishment on Fourth street wns damagcc
by an Incendiary Ilro lost evening to the
amount pf 1200.
Aid for Coot II'B Schonio.
LPSDON , Nov. 17.-Special [ Cablegram t <
TUB BEE.J The carl of Aberdeen has of
fcrod to contribute 1,000 toward ;
putting into operation General Booth' :
scheme of social regeneration.
l'ariiell'8 Appeal to the Natlmmllits ,
DUBLIN , Nov. 17. [ Special Cablegram u
Tim Buii. ] Pnracll , in a letter to the Free
man's Journal , reminds hla followers of the
importance of being In parliament on the
owning day. Ilosnvs It 'Is Unquestionable
that the coming session will bo ono of combat
from the ilrst to last nnd th4t great issues do-
pcud upon Its eourso. ' '
TltK MXAXCIA&81TVA T10X.
Unrliig nroH. Say I'liatTlicy ' WillMoct
All Tholr Oblf niinns.
LONPOX , Nov. 17. | Sx3clal | Cablegram to
Tun Bnn.J-Tho troubles of the banking
bouse of Daring llros , & Co , caused less anxi
ety in Paris than in Berlin , where fcnw wcro
entertained regarding the outcome 6f the dif
A representative of tlio Associated press
today visited the bonso of Baring Bros. & Co.
Members of the firmstaUM that allot their
acceptances nnd other 'liabilities would hemet
met as they fall duo. Tiie.r also said tbo po
sition of the tirm with the Bank of England
at its hack was stronger now tbau ovor.
As compared with Saturday's closing ,
prices on the stock exchange at 12:80 : p. m.
today showed fractional declines for Ameri
can securities" . At 4:30 : p , m. foreign securi
ties and American railway securities were
flatter and prices continued to recede. As
compared with the open Ing prices the closing
showed fractional declines *
After the ofllcial close , -business on the stock
exchange had ndccldoulybcttcrtondcncy , the
price rallying from the worst points hut still
leaving a general decline for the day. Specu
lative dealings \vero scarce , , few venturing to
operate in view of the uncertain nnd critical
condition of tbo market.w Some good Invest
ment business Is greatly assisted to modify
the depression and street'dealings on late con
tinental telegrams wove clilefly purchases by
Investors who , bad been attracted by the low
level of the quotations. Tbo Iriul.
Ing feature of the day has
been n further fall In river
plate stock Uurugunys dropping 5 to 0 ami
Argentines B to 4. The flft in silver Influ
enced a decline In rupee paper of 1J < , while
American railroad securities fell off J to 3 %
and Mexican railroads declined IJ $ " .
Tbo banks supporting the Barings now
propose to guarantee tbo whole X0.000 ) of
acceptance. The nianft'jtetnent Of Baring
brothers is expected to go Into commission.
Lord Uevolstoke , the head of tbo Jlrm and a
director of the Bank of England , \vltharmvs
as chief , althouirh ho Will continue Io advise
the other members of tbo firm , The other
partners nro the Hon. John Baring , nlso di
rector of the Bank ot England : the Brewers
tiulncfe ; Mr. Hodgson , n director of the
HoyalExchai.go Assurance corporation ; Mr.
Halhcd of the Murlno jissurnnco company :
ilr. Galr of the Union marine assurance
company : the Hon. Henry Baring , half
brother of Lord Northbrook , nnd Henry sill-
day , all men of solid lluntyjal repute.
Tlio Manhattan frroiiblcd.
Nr.w Yoitic , Nov. 17. Ills rumored on the
streets this evening taut the Manhattan
bank had borrowed $ I,000OOQ , on loan certifi
cates from thoclcariuR houso. The ofllcors
of the bank would not talk on the subject
and President Lappan of the clearing house
would not deny or affirmtho , rumor. It was
said hy several brokers , tliat the Manhattan
bank was In a perfectly sound condition , and
the borrowed million wito for tbo usoof
several banic customers who had given gilt
edge security for the same. This evening
State Superintendent of Banks said : "It has
been definitely decided that the North
Kivcr hank would not resume. The
directors "were unable to secure
the required funds. It was pretty
well understood that this1 roMilt was made
necessary because of the.stand taken by two
of the Wall street bankshfhich Insisted that
unless actual cash to thoqniount ! of the de
posits in the banic was -lij possession of the
batik to meet the depositors the bank- should
not.bo allowed to .clcac.t ; ou tfhathn , , clearing
" " - : / -
Preston said from a closer examination of
collaterals hold by the bank as security for
loans , ho had fouud thoi'O would bo a shrinkage -
ago in their actual value. This , ho believed ,
would make a nominal deficiency of about
Ttvo More Failures.
NEW Yomc , Nov. ir.-rllanduU & IVierum ,
brokers , this morning announced their sus
pension on. Tlio stock exchange. Mr. Wicrum
states that the engagements of the firm are
very small an d that ho expects an early adjust
ment of affairs to bo mado.
At 11 : 'JO , GrogoryBallou & Co. , brokers on
the stock exchange announced their suspen
sion. Members of the ilnn say tbo cause of
suspension was the shrinkage in stocks.
They believe their einbarussment will bo
The suspension of Randall & \Vlerum was
a great surprise to the street. The failure is
said by friends of the ilrm to bo duo mainly
to Ilandall's physical inability to bo upon the
floor of the ojccbungo this morning. It Is un
derstood arrangements are perfected to re
establish the house at au early day.
BOSTON , Nov. 17. Kidder , Peabody & Co.
today received a cablegram from Baring
Bros , stating that all matters had been ar
ranged satisfactorily nnd , permanently and
Instructing that "firm to proceed with busi
ness as usual. The clearing house committee
voted to issue clearing house certificates , but
none will bo asked for toJay.
The North River Dank.
NEW YOKK , Nov. 17 , The North Klvci
bank case has again been postponed until to
morrow , as It was stated that negotiations
are still pending to roopea the bank.
"What the Post Says.
NEW Yonic , Nov. 17. [ Special Telegram to
TnnBne. ] The Post in its financial article
says : A private cnbjb from a prominent and
conservative banking house In London this
morning reports tbo condition of affairs there
greatly Improved. Special inquiry in regard
to any other house thai ) Baring Bros. & Co.
being In trouble brings reply that th ere Is no
other house that is even being talked about.
Early Lonaoa prices for American stocks
were all higher and tno revival of conil'
donee was very marked In Berlin. The whole
financial situation has all'the past week been
easy and quiet compared to London. The
shrinkage of capital in tbo cotes of brokerage
firing and speculating Ip stocks In tbo past
week has placed many of the smaller ones in
such position that they citnnot croon. Two
of these announced their 'Suspension on the
stock exchange this fnqrniug. Neither , however -
over , have liabilities largo enough to have
any effect on the general fltocic market , and
possibly the total liabilities of both may not
exceed $200,000. ' '
Franco and the If'Jtuuiclul Crisis.
PAHIS , Nov. 17. [ Spoclal Cablegram to Tn
Leroy Boaulleu , Iho wtll known
French economist anclj editor of tbo Econo-
mtsto Francals , in an Ijitcirvlow today , de
clared that the London niurkct would neb be
very gravely affected by the financial crisis
arising from the difficulties of Burlug Bros ,
it Co. Ho further caia that tbo present
trouble would not comni.re with the French
financial collapse of IS82. TUo Argentine
Republic would bo the/ great sufferer. She
would bo compelled to suspend payment ol
coupons oa her debt. Franco , ho said , was
only interested in a secondary degree. The
trouble would only retard her arrangements
with the Argentine Ilcpuhlle. On the other
hand , it would tnrow into relief the solidity
of the French market , the prcstiRO of whicli
would regain Its incomparable lustro. .
Praise for the Dank of Franco.
PAUIS , Nov. 17 , [ Special Cablegram to
THE BEE.- The press eulogizes the action ol
the Bank of 1'Vnnci ? in assisting the Bank ol
England by sending gold to that Institution ,
T wo New Catholic ] DIocesoH. ,
ROME , Nov , 17 , [ Special Cablegram to
TUB B"KE.J The poj o will create two now
dioceses , one from a portion of the bishopric
of Quebec nnd the other from a portion ol
bishopric of Montreal.
HE WAS CLOSE TO THE PEOPLE
General Bcalo Tolls Why the Remains of
Grant Should Not Bo 'Removed.
HE SHOULD nEST AT RIVERSIDE PARK ,
What a Surviving I-Ylcuel Thinks the
Dead ( liMiornl Would Ijlke Tlio
Soutli Marchini ; on to
WASHIKOTON BtmnvtJ Tun OVAIII Ur.r ; , )
MJ ! FouuniiNTii STIIBKT , >
WASIIIXOTOX , D. 0. , Nov. 17. )
Probably no man during tlio latter dnys of
General Grant enjoyed inoro conlldcntinl re
lations with the great chieftain than General
Edward F. Bcalo of California ami who , dur
ing his frlond's ' last administration , repre
sented tbo United States at Vienna in the
f aino position now held by Colonel Frederick
Grant. For many years General Bealo has
resided in this city in the mansion facing La
fayette square and which was famous in the
auto bsllum days as the residence of Commo
dore Stephen Decatur , a distinguished oftlcer
In the American navy. Seated In ] iis library
on tho-innin door of his homo General -Bcalo
this afternoon discussed very unreservedly
the removal of the remains of General Grant
from Klvcrsldo park , Now York , to Arling
ton , national cemetery la Virginia. "It is
purely a matter for MM. Qraut todccldo , '
remarked General Bcalo , "and dcsplto my
Intimate relations with the family I have
never ventured to Intrude my opinions upon
them , although I am iu frequent receipt of
communications from Colonel Kred Grant.
Ho has uot recently referred to this subject
either directly or indirectly , preferring , as ho
has frequently expressed himself , to allow his
mother to bo the solo arbiter , but I am of the
opinion that no necessity exists for the ro-
tnoval of General Grant's remains from Klv-
crside Pnrlt , and I nm opposed to tlio pro
posed transfer to the national ccmctorr at
Arlington , General Grant was always close
to the people and I am sure that ho would
never have sanctioned n. scheme by which a
memorial to him would bo placed In n ceme
tery whcro all who desU'cil to do homage to
bis memory would bo compelled to do so neb
only at great jwrsonnl inconvenience , but bo
put to considerable expense for hack hira as
well. What I have always favored contem
plates the erection ofainacnillccnt memorial ,
no matter what shape Its promoters may
agree upon to be placed in the beautiful circle
south of the executive mansion and within
easy walking distance of the Washington
monument. It would not bo necessary for
the remains of General Grant to bo placed
beneath this memorial any inoro than it
would bo to remove tlio sarcophagus contain
ing the picclous dust of Washington from its
TIII : SOUTH riioii'Kitoufl.
News from the south since 1.ho I'cccnt elec
tions give evidence that the people there are
liaying inoro attention to business than poli
tics. The merchants report money mutter. *
easier than in other sections of tbo country ,
and the largest crops harvesting that liiu'o
been known for many years. A banker's letter -
tor says : "Tho prices of cotton until the
lust few davs ranged high , and ( armors have
been free sellers. The merchants who have
done an advancing business and have carried
over balances year by year for the farmers
who could not pay out because of abort jrops ,
say .that Jhis. season the farmers have paid
upfa'full current runnlu nccouiits 'forthc' '
present year und a largo percentage have paid
up also balances with accumulated interest ,
and have now enough left of this year's crop
to carry them through next year on a cash
basis. It may bo a mutter of Interest to
know at least that ono section of the country ,
the South Atlantic states , is in a good finan
cial condition und will uot bo compelled to
draw to any material extent on the money
centres for means to pay operating expenses
for the next year , as has been the case for
several years past. "
The following fourth class postmasters
wcro appointed todoy :
Nebraska Llnscott , Blnltio county , J. C.
Linsvott , vice J. C. Love , re.ilgned.
Iowa Ccanr , Makaska comity , 0. Lyon ,
vice J. W. Endicolt , resigned ; Mt. Btciflng ,
Van Burea county , Lorn V. Buckle , vice
Miss L. V. Gobbort ; Tilton , Powerchiclc
county , E. A , Flint , vieo E. Cochran , re
signed ; Woller , Monroe county , "W. Patter
son. vice O. "W. Muddy , resigned.
Kansas Bavard , Allen county , S. Trimble ,
vice N. Stanley , resigned ; Edwin Stanton
county , J , Cahill , vice T. R Smith , resigned ;
Uoscoc. Graham county , Lydia Kicbanls ,
vice J. Lotridgo , resigned.
WHAT T1I15 FAUMEIIS WJI.I. 1 > 0.
It is stated that Secretary Wlndom In his
aunual report will give no attention to tbo
demands of the farmers nlllatico on tbo
ground that questions raised by that organi
zation arc not within hisofllclal purview. The
farmers alliance , as is well known , demands
the free coinage of silver , the passage of n
subtreasury bill and the abolition of the
national banking system and Secretary Win-
dom Is opposed to all these propositions , It
is believed , however , that tlio alliance will
have so much power in the Fifty-second con
gress that it will force some of its views upon
tbo administration and compel the upper
branch to adopt sonio of them. The senate ,
of course , will never agree to the abolition of
the national banking system nnd it Is likely
that Mr. Dorsoy's pronosltlon giving bunks a
circulation to the lull par vuliw of bonds de
posited and decreasing tno minimum of cir
culation to ? 1,000 for each bank will bo
adopted at the approaching session of this
congress. This proposition Is being pushed
in the senate hy Air. Sherman , who bay It is
high time that tbo republicans were giving
close attention to the demands of the farm-
era as nn organization. Ho says ho Is willing
to enlarge the circulating medium in almost
any matter , provided the obligation bo
the certificates of deposit Issued by
the subtreasury or ano other authorised
agencies are made redeemable by the United
States government. It Is likely that Senator
'Sherman will champion some proposition to
glvo a largo Increase of the circulating * me
dium per capita. He believes that the farm-
crs' nlllancojwlll have a sufllclont iniluenco
upon tbo soiiato to forgo through some ques
tionable measures , and that if that oody
does not take the Initiative- und propose some
remedies In the direction of the demands
made by the alliance.
THE OYSTER FAMINE.
There appears to bo no real foundation for
the reports circulated throughout the west
that there Is an oyster fumlno Imminent ,
"Washington is ono of the largest points In
the country and the dealers hero , as well us
those in Baltlmoro and Norfolk , say there Is
simply a short crop und the result will bo a
slight Increase in prices without any serious
diminution of the supply , .
I.OOKINO rou TiiounLU.
The war dop rtmont Is being kept in close
communication with General Miles , who Is
promptly forwarding everything of interest
relating to the threatened outbreak of- the
Sioux , while high officials at the department
try to make as light of tbo trouble as possi
ble. It is plain enough to see that they are
anxious nnd fear serious work before long ,
General Schoficld said this afternoon that
while the latest advices from General Miles
did not Intimate an immediate outbreak , at
tbo same tirno it would not bo surprising if
the Indians should take the war path. ' The
fact that the Interior department liad turned
the matter over to tno war department
showed that trouble might bo anticipated ,
General Schotlold. like all other experienced
ofllcors , realizes that If an outbreak should
occur now It would bo worse , perhaps , than
anything of the same kind which has over
happened before , as now the Indians are so
carried away by the religious craze and ex
citement that they would light with
all the desperation of fanatics , bo-
Moving that iu case of their death
tbov would immediately bo restored
to life , while In tbo minds of most of them Is
the belief that the wldto man \ * , bo forced
to Huecumb to them. General . - pilehl says
that there are fi.OOO troops um3. \ . the com
mand of General Miles who Avol - bo availa
ble In case of an emergency. Tit my posts
are widely scnttnrcd but the trt , , nro on
lines of railways nnd they could . concen
trated without much trouble. T vnr de
partment has made about all tli * . tins In
advance that It ran. nnd now all tlm. tomalns
for it to do la to wait until the actual out
break of hostilities , and that , In the opinion
of many cxpcilonced ameers , may occur at
Lieutenant Dm H , Brush of the Sevccn-
tcenth Infantry has been detailed by tbo sec
retary of war as a member of the examining
board for the piomotlon of oftlccrs to be held
In Now York city , nlso Lieutenant Colonel
Oocrito B. Sanfordof the Ninth calvary on
the hoard meeting at Fort Lcnvcnworth ,
A poslofllco has boon established at Kar-
ling , Presho county , South Dakota.
Prlvato letters received hero create tlio im
pression in Washington that the next United
States senator from South Dakota will bo
Congressman J'lcklcr or Ciovcrnor Mcllotlo
In place of .ludgo Moody , through tbo famous
\Y. W. Jlorstimn o ( Omaha Is nt the Ar
lington , and Hon. Charles 1C. McCoy of Aber
deen , S. D. . is nt tbo national.
John C. Watson of Nebraska City in at tbo
By direction of the sccro tar v of war Far
rier John Taylor , troop II , Nluth cavalry ,
now v < lib his tioop nt Fort Duclicsno , will bo
I'ltlful Scene nt Dr. CornoL'H Consult
ing ROOIUM ,
Bnitt.iN' , Nov. 17. [ Special Cablegram to
Tun Unr. , ] A visitor to the consulting rooms
of Dr. Cornet writes to the Vossiseho Xcitung
as follows !
Imagine a dark corriilorscnrecly four and a
halt foot wide thronged by a motley assem
blage of men nnd women , and In a small ad
jacent anteroom thirty persons coughing in a
close ntmosphcro anxiously awaiting their
turn for examination and treatment. One
patient who appeared to bo in an advanced
stage of the disease had to bo carried into tbo
consulting room. In this room wcro
thrco assistants at work by a little -
tlo table , ono patient seated in a chair ,
undrcsticd und undergoing examination ,
und thrco other patients partially
undressed nnd awaiting their turn. Dr.
Cornet in theincantlnie inadehls way through
the throng , calming the impatient and .seeing
that every ono took his or her proper place.
A workingmnn who seemed to bo suffering
greatly , pleaded that ho was the father of
four children nnd asked that his case might
be taken without delay. Ho was told that he
would bo admitted iis sooii us a. vacancy oc
curred. Similar answers were given toothers
who were Importunate. The stream of ap
plications for treatment has grown Into a
The writer , in conclusion , says that the
municipal authorities ought Immediately to
erect temporary hospitals for the treatment
of patients with tuberculosis.
1'tll. l' . 131 > ' 1 > EXIKH.
SSwears Ills Not n Part of the
Mormon n oiplinc ,
Onnr.x , Utah , Nov. 17. [ Special Telegram
to Tin : Bnc.J An action of historical Impor
tance took place In the First district court
hero today. In the case of Frank II. Dyer ,
receiver of the late corporation of the Church
of Jesus Christ of flatter-Day Saints , vs.
Hobe.it McQuarry ot al , John \V. Young , son
of the Into Brighnin Young , filed a supple
mental answer for the defendants nnd denies
thht polygamy or 'unlawful , cohabitation is a
part or portion of the religious discipline or
practice of the Mormon church , nnd doaics
that faaid church propagates the doctrine -
trine of polygamy or unlawful cohab
itation as a part of its religious
creed , or enjoins upon or encourages
its members In the practice of either unlaw
ful cohabitation or polygamy. Younir do-
clnros the reason why ho ha * not heretofore
filed this supplemental answer is that at no
time during the pending of the action , until
within tbo lost mouth , could ho conscien
tiously nnd truthfully have nude this answer.
This is the ilrst time since Presldc-nt Wood-
rufl's ' manifesto that any promlncn Mormon
lias sworn tolls genuine purpose and legal
results. This nnsvtQL' Is sot up to stop the
continued oscheutmcut of the property of the
WSIir.A SKCVUKH HIS JtlfOItCJ : .
A. Vcrdiot Which Leaves Mr. L'nmell
With fiomutliliiK to Prove.
LONDON' , Nov. 17. Mrs. Steclc , sister of
Mrs. O'Shoa ' , whom the latter charged with
adultery with Captain O'Shca , then took the
stand and denied the charge made against
her. Ono of tbo Jurymen Insisted that the
petitioner bo cross-examined on the counter
charges made by hU wife.
In summing up the evidence to the Jury
Justice Butt dwelt upon the charge of con
nivance made by Mrs , O'Shca and asked
why the necessity for ull the disguises re
corded to by Purncll. if the petitioner bad
connived at his wlfo's inlldclity.
At the trial this morning , after further
evidence offered hy the petitioner , the c.iso
was given to the jury , which returned a ver
dict that adultery WAS committed by Mrs.
O'ijhea and 1'arnell. The court granted the
decree of divorce with costs to the petitioner ,
und also awarded him the custody of the
Nebraska , li.wa and Dakota Pcnfiloiis.
WASIIIXCJTOV , Nov. 1" . [ Special Telegram
to Tin : BII : : . ] Pensions were granted 2fe-
brasknns today as follows : Henry 13. Olney ,
Stamford ; Dudley It. Hamilton , Grand
Island. Increase-Frederick H. AVlttrncr ,
MIddlcburg ; Horace W. Maxam , Palmyra.
Original widows , etc. Minor of George
Groit , IJig Spring ,
Iowa : Original Edward Ilutt , Winter-
set ; Houston T , Honnold , Hummerstone ;
Curtis L , Snyder , Eldrldgo. Increase Jos
eph Moralson. Montezuma ; Isano N. Slants ,
Boone ; John N. llrowor , liioken How ; Jose-
phus Itoborts Kent ; George . Calvig , Jcf-
icrson ; George Parkin , Columbus Junction ;
Elmer Moore , Webster City , Original wid
ows , etc , Kmtnn , widow of Chester J. Wood
ward , Pralrio City : Mattlo S. , widow of
Nathan L. , alias Nelson L. Cliiist , West
South Dakota : Increase AlonzoV. . Hunt ,
Doll Hauiils ; John Christian , Osceola.
Original widows , etc. Minors of George
Great , Smalloyv Alary A. , motherof William
Morris , Hoanoko.
Plot , to Ptpul Uxamlnntloii Pnpcrn. D
LONIIOX , Nov. 17. [ Special cablegram to
Tun BEI : . ] A plot to steal the army educa
tion examination papers before the time sot
for the examinations has been discovered In
tno camp at Alpcrsbot. Ilight Hon. Edward
Stanhope , secretary of state for war , has of
fered a reward of 100 and a pardon to anyone
ono engaged m the conspiracy who will con
fess and furnish the authorities -with the
names of his accomplices.
* " Emma Jucli'g Suit.
ST. PAW , Minn , , Nov. 17 , I Special Tele
gram toTnu BEK.I Emma Jucu has brought
suit against the St. Paul Gounod club foi
$000 duo her for singing at the May festival
of this year She made a , contract lost spring
to sing for f 1,000 nnd received but half thai
amount owing to the failure of the festival ,
fciho "garnishres a dozen prominent citizens
who wcro among the guarantors.
Evn Got Nothing.
NEW YonirNov. 17. The will of the late
Kobort Ray Hamilton was tiled this after
noon. Ho bcqucathcs to "tho child of my
adopted daughter'1 ' un annuity of tl-OOU
bo paid In monthly Installments during hi ;
natural Ufa. Several other bequests arc
made , but Kva Hamilton IB not incntlcncc :
among them ,
CRASHED THROUGH A BHIDGfl
Fatal Escapade of a Northwestern Freight
Train Near Kansas Oity.
A TERRIBLE BOILER EXPLOSION
FrljlMfnl Cntnutropho Off the Dnltna *
tlaii Coast fievcn Persons 1'rob-
ali'y filially Injured Nour Snu
Antonio Other disunities.
v , Mo. , Nor. 17. [ Special Tola *
pram to Tin ; llii : : . ] The curly morning
freight train from Heatrtcoon tlio Kansas
City , \Vyundotto Ss , Northwestern , now llof
lit the boll on , of tliu mouth of the ICnw liver1.
Unilor the ilchrls are at least ten men , nn < J
probably ilftccn , besides two dead ones ul <
ready taken out. Asldo , from this there urn
six pot-sons seriously Injured. The train woj
running live mites an hour ever the bridge at
0W : ! o'clock this morning when the conlci
span went out. The engine , of the great
iKxul ] ; type , went Ilrst anil sank out of sigh *
hi tlio bed of the river. Following It won !
the whole train load of hogs anil the caboose
AH wont Into the water but the last ear ,
which was on top oC the p'lo ' , and caught llrd
and wns destroyed. By the gray morning
light could lm seen the dospcraUt
struggles of dying and \vouniJcA
men -whoso presence there was already
known by their piercing cdes for holp. With
the ilro revealing to them the hundrodi rush *
ing to the scene ami making thulrdnngor ten *
fold greater , these crlus wore Increased , nnd
ndJod to them wore the squeals of ,1 him *
ilrcd drowning , i-o.istlng piis. ; It wns pan * '
dcmoiilum of nolso and liorror. Nearly all' ,
tlio ten men known to bo under the dobrl *
were packing house employesvho xvoro tnk
ing their regular morning lido from ICansn ?
City , Kail. , to tliu packing house. . district o \
thh sldo of the lino. All day long the bnnka
of the river wore lined with u crowd , thlcis
among which were the sorrowing wives ,
mothers and relatives of the nufoitunatd
men.Henry Williams , a clerk , wns killed uiul li !
Chailcs Allen , the flrnman , was drowned
nnd If. H. Patch , the engineer. will ilio.
S. V. Smith , a stocUuum of Beatrice wag
badly injured and la at the Wabash hospital *
I auilly Itijtirotl.
Svx ANTONIO , rox. , Nov. 17. Owluir to a
misunderstanding of train dispatcher' *
orders a disastrous wreck occurred early thl
morning on the International & Great North *
cm railroad thirty miles north of this city.
The engine of the pay car which was running
atthorato of ilfty miles an hour , dashing
into the rear of the southbound puisonpov
train as the latter was in the act of taking
the sldo track at ICy io. Tliu two rear conchca
were completely demoralized nnd thrown un
side down in the ditch. There wcro thirty *
two persons seriously injured.
The following named were probably fatally
( iUOUOK WAUItnN , real estate agcnt
Austin , skull fractured.
JUDOK W. U. WOOD , San Marcos , Tcs. ,
neiul badly cut and internal injuries.
W. H. LEWIS , commercial traveler. CliU
cage , head cut and internal Injuiles.
R F. JOIJNSON , morchiiiit , San Antonio ,
cut in the head and badly bruised.
MllS. MLKDY , actress , Now Vork.fatally .
NOUMAN HOPKINS , SauFrancIsco.arma
broken , badly bruised.
DU.V. . H. SEINOASK , Austin , seriously
Fearful Holler Implosion.
UIIAWXO , Pa. , Nov. 17. The boiler aft
Trexlcr's steve factory , at , Mertatown ex
ploded this inointng , completely wrecking
the building and killing the following :
HENRY EPLdCIl ,
SASSAMAN IHLBKRT ,
Seven men wcro Injured , ono of whonj
will die. The bodies of the killed wcro her *
rlbly mangled. _
Thirty-Right I'crfinnn Perish.
LONDON , Nov. 17. A ship having on board
a pilrty of laborers and a largo number ol
animals ciirouto for the Island of liriuza
capsi/ed off the Dalmatian coast. Thirty *
eight persons nnd u hundred animals pciS *
Three ) Drowned AVInle
PIIII.I.H" ? . Wls. , Nov. 17. Charles Ostop.
man , Fay Bartol and Edward Brown , boys
under sixteen years of airo , were drowned
yesterday while skating on Elk lako.
It In Filed by tie ! Opponents of the
Ijalco I'rorit Site.
CiiicHrio , Nov. 17. The congressional oom-
inltlco to investigate into the world's fair
inunngcment met again this morning. DU
rector Uoncral Davis was in attendance and
gave a full and comprehensive statement with
reference to tlio site question and the con
templated bureaus for the various depart/ *
inents of the Inir. Ho considered any propo
sition to establish foreign buicaus at the ex-
punso of the govurnnient to he against the
spirit of tholaw , Tn his opinion there should ,
bo ono recognized head ol the fair , to the ex. *
elusion of the standing conitnlttoo.
President Baker of the Chicago
board of trade aad a raem.
her of the local board of directors
of the fair talked at some length. Ho favored
phiclnirthofalrln Jackson park and agreed
with Director-General Davis that the iiiultl-
illclty of executive heads to the fnlr was in-
tirlous. Baker wound up by paying ho bo-
lovcd the national commission had hindered
rather than helped the work.
At a meeting of the executive committee of
the national commission today President
Palmer presented a resolution , adopted Sat
urday by the Illinois state board of agricul
ture , protesting vigorously against the propo
sition of the local bouid to place a uuinucr ot
buildings on the lake front nnd culling on the
national commission in Its supervisory ca
pacity to prevent It.
Tli oil- Affairs ) In Gnnil Htinpn.
MiNNK.M'OMS , Nov. 17. The lumbermen's
and manufacturers' Ilro insurance ) company
and the Mutual Ilro insurance association
wcro this morning placed la tlio 'hands of a
receiver. Tlio busiucss of the companies is
confined mostly to Wisconsin , Minnesota and ,
Illinois. Their affairs are In good shnpa and ,
thotrcredltors uro safo. The assets are flMV
( XX ) and are largely In excess of the liabilities ,
The suspension was caused by the suspension
pf eight other mutual companies la various
parts of tlio country recently.
They CloHiMl Out.
OIIIOAOO , Nov. 17. The tmdes with 11.
Wagoner ft Co. , were closed out on the board
of trade this morning , when It was announced
the firm was unable to meet the balances , At
the clearing house Wagoner was rather *
buyer in wheat on all of which ho sustained
sovcro losses. _
Tlmo tlio Kitonco oT tlio Contract.
PEOIIIA , 111. , Nov. 17. The freight hand
lers , Bwltchtnon , engineers and firemen of
the Pcorla & Pekin Union railroad , ovcrtw *
hundred men In all , struck this morning fo
Saturday instead of Monday as pay day ,
The Dentil Itoll.
JACKSOV , Miss. , Nov. 17. General Ueorgo
0. MoICco , receiver of public moneys hero ,
died at his leshloiicolu tils city llus rnornlug
of heart tro'lo. )